I've long eschewed the power of a video resume. For job hunters, it represents a way to stand out in an ever crowded job market. Yesterday's Wall Street Journal has a great article on the subject.
A few of the better excerpts are;
"...the University of Illinois graduate was looking for an engineering job, a recruiting firm convinced him to make a video resume. Shot at a professional studio, it featured Mr. Tee, 28, answering five short questions about why he'd make a good employee. Asked why he wanted a career in structural engineering, for example, he answered that he is a "natural problem solver." The service then emailed prospective employers a link to the video. He ended up getting four job offers and accepting one of them..."
"Job candidates who submit video clips usually use them to supplement a standard resume. The videos, which are typically no more than a few minutes long, give applicants a more direct way to sell themselves."
"Despite the potential hazards, some in the recruiting industry are betting that the practice will blossom. "You have this perfect storm of more people with broadband connections, more adoption of home video technology, more people who have viewed video online and more people who have created video online," says Jason Goldberg, CEO of Jobster.com."
Here are some video resume providers: RecruitTV, JobBait, CV.tv, Virtual Career Agents
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